Language Requirement Not Required
Fields of study Journalism
Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
Reporters Without Borders/Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) is providing a new “Time Out and Research Scholarship” which is awarded to journalists worldwide who are working in the war zone and crisis areas and are subject to risks and obstacles for their work.
RSF is accepting applications from journalists from the war & conflict zone to stay sometime away from their stressful working area and come to Berlin, Germany for a six-month scholarship.
Details of the RSF scholarship
Deadline: 12 June 2020
Location: Berlin, Germany
Institution: Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
Duration: Six months (from fall 2020 to spring 2021)
Scholarship area: Journalism
Benefits of the RSF Research Scholarship
RSF scholarship provides:
- Travel expense
- An apartment for living
- A monthly grant of 1,000 Euro
- A pass for free public transportation in Germany during the scholarship
- You will have the opportunity to undertake a new journalistic challenge during your time. You could also have the chance to develop your professional network and to recover from frustrating conditions in your home country.
- You will enjoy the opportunity to develop new ideas and boost your journalistic skills.
- RSF will also offer you psychosocial support if required.
- You will be offered advice and guidance should you want to explore the political and cultural scene in Berlin.
During the 2020 RSF Research Scholarship for Journalists, you will work on an investigative research project of your own choice with the following qualities:
- The project should be of a journalistic nature (in pictures, sound or writing)
- It can be undertaken in collaboration with an international medium, along with a stay abroad
- RSF will publish the results of your project and if possible deliver them at a public events
Journalists can apply for this research scholarship if they:
- Work in a war zone or crisis area, or if they recently reported on a specifically sensitive issue and are now exposed to threat or harassment.
- Need time to concentrate and work on a new journalistic project during the scholarship period.
- Have a good command of English or German.
- Applicants should have sufficient work experience as a journalist.
- Have a strong intention to return to their home country after the six-month scholarship period.
Applicants will be notified of the decision by mid-July at the latest.
How to apply?
The organization particularly welcomes applications from women and extraordinary people in the field.
for more details, refer to RSF’s website.